×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Polterheist (Esther Diamond Series #5)
     

Polterheist (Esther Diamond Series #5)

4.4 7
by Laura Resnick
 

See All Formats & Editions

In the days leading up to Christmas, struggling actress Esther Diamond is working as a singing-and-dancing elf at Fenster&Co, a major Manhattan department store. As if dealing with hordes of holiday shoppers isn't bad enough, Esther's ex-almost-boyfriend, Detective Connor Lopez, is on the scene investigating a series of mob-related truck hijackings of Fenster's

Overview

In the days leading up to Christmas, struggling actress Esther Diamond is working as a singing-and-dancing elf at Fenster&Co, a major Manhattan department store. As if dealing with hordes of holiday shoppers isn't bad enough, Esther's ex-almost-boyfriend, Detective Connor Lopez, is on the scene investigating a series of mob-related truck hijackings of Fenster's merchandise. Semi-retired hitman Lucky Battistuzzi is also nosing around, since the mob resents being implicated in thefts they didn't commit. But when supernatural mishaps occur, Esther realizes this is more than the usual holiday insanity—it's time to call in her friend Max, Manhattan's resident mage.

Esther and Max discover that Fenster's has become the staging ground for the rebirth of an ancient demon that's plotting to escape its mystical prison on the winter solstice. As dimensional barriers crumble, can Esther rescue her fellow elves, save her city from demonic disaster, and collect her paycheck in time to make rent?

Polterheist is the thrilling fifth installment of the Esther Diamond series.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series will appreciate this series' lively heroine and the appealing combination of humor, mystery, and romance."—Library Journal
 
"Esther Diamond is the Stephanie Plum of urban fantasy! ...Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read!"—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author 
 "It’s a fun, frequently goofy, holiday story with more than a touch of staire and just the right edge of supernatural horror to keep things exciting." —Locus

"Esther's books are always a mix of humor, scary paranormal adventures, a wacky group of supporting cast and an intense mystery to solve. I can't wait to see what happens to Esther after the holidays." —News and Sentinel

"Full of fabulously eccentric characters, magical mystery, and a bit of romance, Polterheist is the perfect holiday read for any urban fantasy fan." —SciFiChick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101597378
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Esther Diamond Novel , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
174,593
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series will appreciate this series' lively heroine and the appealing combination of humor, mystery, and romance."—Library Journal
 
"Esther Diamond is the Stephanie Plum of urban fantasy! ...Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read!"—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author 
  "It’s a fun, frequently goofy, holiday story with more than a touch of staire and just the right edge of supernatural horror to keep things exciting." —Locus

"Esther's books are always a mix of humor, scary paranormal adventures, a wacky group of supporting cast and an intense mystery to solve. I can't wait to see what happens to Esther after the holidays." —News and Sentinel

"Full of fabulously eccentric characters, magical mystery, and a bit of romance, Polterheist is the perfect holiday read for any urban fantasy fan." —SciFiChick

Meet the Author

Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude  graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Polterheist: An Esther Diamond Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lev_Darom More than 1 year ago
Esther is back with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and great reading. As a Jewish Elf working for Santa in a haunted department store she encounters evil at its basest level. The neatest thing for me as a reader wad to see the holiday light in a new context. This novel is not for people who do not appreciate puns, urban fantasy, religious motifs or supernatural events. This novel is for the young at heart, fantasy fiction loveres and those who like a yarn to end on an almost positive note.